- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Basic Books; Auflage: Reprint (30. Juni 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0465018092
- ISBN-13: 978-0465018093
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,9 x 2,9 x 23,5 cm
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Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 30. Juni 2009
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"The world is not flat, and Richard Florida is the man to tell you why where you choose to live is more important than ever. Passionate and thoughtful, this book is an indispensable guide to the way our cities really work. The spirit of Jane Jacobs lives on."
--Tim Harford, "Financial Times" columnist and author of The Logic of Life
"This book says all that I could never put into words about why certain cities sing to certain people. If I could talk like Florida writes, I wouldn't have needed a campaign staff."
--John Hickenlooper, Mayor of the City of Denver
"Who's Your City? is another breakthrough idea by urban life genius Richard Florida. The power of place has everything to do with our success well beyond our own recognition. If you are contemplating a move or know someone who is, or are even vaguely interested in the idea of place as self, this book is a must read."
--Mario Batali, Chef and Restaurateur
"The world is not flat. Three-dimensional 'place' matters more than ever, not less than before. Richard Florida gets it exactly right -- again -- in Who's Your City?. As a long time advocate of Florida's position here, I will send it to colleagues by the score!"
--Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
.,."the author opens up a complex, under examined subject..."
-- "Publishers Weekly" (December 17, 2007)
.,."this thought-provoking and seminal work will surely be studied, not only by scholars but more importantly by consumers pondering a move..."
From the best-selling author of "The Rise of the Creative Class", a brilliant new book on the surprising importance of place, with advice on how to find the right place for you.It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in the Alps or a cottage in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet and the "mating markets" in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs."Who's Your City?" is the first book to report on the growing body of research on what qualities of cities and towns actually make people happy in their lives. Choosing a place to live is as important as choosing a spouse or career, but until now, no one has rigorously explored this powerful component of subjective well-being to uncover what people want, need, and get out of the places they live.For everyone from urban planners and mayors to recent graduates, this book will be the essential guide to how people choose where to live, and what those choices mean to their lives and their communities. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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For most of our history, migration has been involuntary. Yet, as Richard Florida points out, it is one of the most important factors in determining the satisfaction with our life - in fact, it tops the charts! So, are you happy with where you are living? Was the location where you're currently living a conscious choice? Is there a place where you could be happier? And what makes a good community, or a place to live anyway? As you might guess, there are no absolute answers to any of these questions. But, there are good answers for each stage of your life.
This book provides a great framework to get you to think about all of these questions within the context of your own life. As they say, location, location, location. While I "understood" this implicitly, I don't think I appreciated the importance of this observation until I've read this book. Highly recommend it. It just might change your life, by changing where or how you live.